elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I last shared with you some classic books I really like. So, let’s get started: Pinocchio by Carlo CollodiI had an abridged version of Pinocchio when I was little and enjoyed it only so-so, so when I had the chance to read the whole book, I wasn’t sure
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. Today I want to share with you my impressions and thoughts about some very famous and still popular classic children’s book. Let’s get started: Watership Down by Richard AdamsI had put off reading this book for the longest time because I thought it’d be quite
Hello everyone, today I’m sharing my impressions and opinions about three very famous classic books. If you’re read them too, don’t forget to let me know what you think about them in the comments section: Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteMr.Lockwood rents a house called Thrushcross Grange, and tries to become friends with his owner, the
Hello everyone, today I bring you my musings on three very famous classical books. Enjoy! The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerI’ve read the modern English translation of this old classic (English is not my mother tongue and while I speak it well, I figured Middle English would have been too hard for me for now;
Hello everyone, today I want to talk to you about 3 classic books we all know: A Doll’s House by Ibsen, The Prince by Machiavelli, and Hamlet by Shakespeare. These aren’t proper reviews though. For that, you’ll have to read what more learned scholars than me have written about them. Instead, I’ll talk about the
Hello everyone, today I want to share with you short “reviews” of classic Gothic books. I’m using the double quotation marks because I have no intention of explaining these books to you. Although I like to discuss and study books, I’m not so presumptuous to consider myself an expert on the subject, and so I
Hello everyone, today I want to share with you my impressions and thoughts on three classic books I’ve been rereading recently. I hope you’ll like them and feel free to share your opinions. I’d love to know what you think about them too. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. LawrenceLady Chatterley’s Lover is one of those